Groundhog Day is one of those movies that I love more and more with repeating viewings. Coincidence or irony?
Anyway, I almost always go to IMDB for trivia at some point during a home viewing of any movie. Here are my favs on this one:
- Phil Connors goes through February 2nd, 34 times. There were many more days implied, for example how he knew everyone so well in the diner, but only 34 days were actually shown.
- Supposedly Paul Lynde was the inspiration for a line in Groundhog Day. After a high-speed chase through the Valley one night when he was driving recklessly while intoxicated, Lynde crashed his car into a mailbox. The police came to the car, guns drawn, and he lowered his window and told them “I’ll have a cheeseburger, hold the onions, and a large Sprite.”
Paul Lynde was Uncle Arthur in Bewitched, which, by the way, spawned the horrendous, movie-ruining impression in the most recent Bewitched movie.